A new trail runs all around the south edge of the Golden Gate Overlook (across from Fort Scott) to the Pacific Overlook, with the Batteries to Bluffs east trailhead just before you reach the Pacific Overlook on Lincoln. No more walking along the street here either, but on a pleasant trail. An excellent way to access the Batteries to Bluffs or either overlook from the bridge area.
At the BTB's View Point (first pic), its saggy fence has been fixed, a new no-hikers-here icon sign is just offtrail, and on a rock at my feet here was a plaque: "Thanks to Leslie and Andy Schilling and their families for their generous support of trails at the Golden Gate. 2011."
At about the 200th step (the BTB has around 474 steps total), where a short, regular trail winds, discovered some ripe berries. Pleased that there weren't many people on the trails today. It was quite cool, overcast, foggy (refreshing to me), and those who weren't doing strenuous exercise were probably freezin' their buns off. Gorgeous wildflowers along this trail these days (second pic).
Up to the BTB's west trailhead (pics 3, 4), Battery Crosby (and down its 16 steps: fifth pic), noticed that this old battery is getting a facelift.
To the top of the 208-step Connector Trail (last three pics) and downhill on Battery Caulfield, noted heavy machinery and stacks of huge logs: the Presidio Forest between the dunes area and Lobos Creek Overlook is also in the process of renovation.